Design

Trading Hearthstone cards isn't possible currently, but should Blizzard revisit the issue?

Why Blizzard Doesn’t Allow Trading in Hearthstone

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Have you ever wondered why we aren’t allowed to trade cards in Hearthstone? After all, I have Rexxar’s Death Knight that I don’t want, and you have Jaina’s. It would be pretty nice if we could just pass them...
Pentakill

Can You Solo Carry?

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Recently in the League of Legends subreddit, there’s been quite a bit of discussion on the topic of carrying. We’ll get into the nitty-gritty below, but the gist is the question of whether a "good" player is more important...
Witchwood

The Witchwood Released! And Already Broken!

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The new Hearthstone expansion, The Witchwood, finally released this week. We’d seen most of the cards in the expansion several weeks back, but the developers held onto one particular treat. Last week they revealed what the developers themselves called...
Gate

Mission Rewards: Gating Content since Forever

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This subject is something I feel strongly about, and have for a long time. Mission reward systems in games as the sole way to reward players is a terrible system. I’m talking about Hearthstone’s system, about League of Legends’...
Witchwood

Introducing the Witchwood, Baku and Genn

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The newest Hearthstone set has finally been revealed! It will be The Witchwood, coming out mid-April 2018. This set will launch with the Year of the Raven rotation. With this new set comes over one hundred new cards, two...
Bestiary

Bestiary – the Worst-iary League

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Anyone who reads my writing knows how much I love Path of Exile. So, you’ll know how impactful it is when I say that this league is terrible. The Bestiary league is by far the worst league I’ve experienced,...
Year of the Raven

The Year of the Raven Rotations

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The Year of the Raven is finally here and there will be a lot of changes with cards rotating out. Three of the sets in Standard will be removed from rotation alongside a small selection of cards from the...
Ascendancy Changes

Path of Exile: Ascendancy Buffs

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A lot of changes are coming to Path of Exile with the launch of Bestiary league: new league mechanics, new uniques, and new skills. But we’re also getting massive changes to the core gameplay in the form of ascendancy...
Bestiary

Path of Exile: Introducing Bestiary League

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It’s that time again! Over the next few weeks Abyss League will be ending, and Path of Exile will be starting its new league: Bestiary League. As the name implies, it’s all about capturing the beasts of Wraeclast. Many are...
Year of the Mammoth Nerfs

Hearthstone: New Balance Patch Brings Serious Nerfs

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It’s that time of the year again: time for our yearly Hearthstone balance patch! This year Blizzard carefully looked at all of the tier one decks and decided that Warlock was the coolest. As a result, they decided to...
What does the future of Hearthstone esports look like?

The State of Hearthstone Esports: What’s Next?

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Anyone who reads my articles knows that I’m a bit of a doomsayer, especially when it comes to Hearthstone, since I believe the game has taken the wrong direction over the past few years. But if we put our...
In Path of Exile, shaping is a powerful tool that lets you improve the tier of a given map.

Path of Exile: Shaping Your Atlas

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Before you start shaping your Path of Exile Atlas, we suggest you read our introduction to the Atlas. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be left with the question: what is "shaping"? Shaping is a mechanic used to increase a...